Born on July 9, 1929, he was arguably one of the most important writer/producers in the industry. He has a couple dozen albums to his name, worked with pioneering rock guitarist Duane Eddy and his music has been covered by Beck, Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch, The Tubes, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Nick Cave and others. He was – an important part of the underground rock scene in the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s.
“You won’t find it on any maps, but take a step in any direction and you’re in trouble.”
He had 19 country hit singles in his all-to-brief career — 12 before and 7 after he passed in 1989. He was a ‘traditional country” guy in both his singing and writing. He could turn a phrase with the best of them and leave you a mess.
Curtis Mayfield ~ June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999
We’ll all turn black So who’s to know? As a matter of fact, Color, creed and breed must go. There will be no light, So there can be no sight. And you’ll judge your fellow man; Understand bout what is right.